Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.
First I must say we are not medical professionals......and even if we feel it may be Chiari that does not mean you have it or it is at a stage to warrant surgery.
Your symptoms do sound like Chiari BUT there are sooooo many conditions even related conditions that can cause the symptoms you are having....
As far as your MRI, again I am not a medical professional but it does appear you may have a herniation but not sure of the size, not that makes a difference to me, but to most Drs especially those that are not true Chiari specialists, they look to the size of herniation....
So, your next step is more testing, getting reports and copies of ALL testing....and researching Drs that you can travel to and that are covered by your INS.
Having the right Dr is key!
Just know it may take time...hang in there and know you are not alone.
Sorry for not responding for a while, been busy doing with crazy work schedule then laid up with my migraines. I keep seeing a post mentioning a list of NS by state but can’t find it. Do you know how to access it or of any that are near Virginia?
All that went about as expected I guess. New neurologist didn’t even check my balance, which has gotten worse. And when I asked her about Chiari she said it wasn’t herniated enough to be Chiari. But she did refer me for PT, so who knows, maybe I’ll get some relief from the head/neck pains, electrical zaps, and arm tingling. And if not...I guess I’ll try again. Sigh
No it was the new neurologist I was seeing. Thought I had to start there in order to get referred out. But I guess that’s a bust lol